Policy ForumARMS CONTROL

Beyond Arms-Control Monitoring

Science  15 Feb 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6121, pp. 761-762
DOI: 10.1126/science.1228731

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Summary

Arms-control treaties are often considered burdensome, yet they need to be sustained into the indefinite future. In particular, because compliance must be verified, arms-control treaties can be intrusive and may be perceived as a challenge to the sovereignty of nations being monitored.